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What is the Greatest Common Factor of 46 and 61?

Greatest common factor (GCF) of 46 and 61 is 1.

GCF(46,61) = 1

We will now calculate the prime factors of 46 and 61, than find the greatest common factor (greatest common divisor (gcd)) of the numbers by matching the biggest common factor of 46 and 61.

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How to find the GCF of 46 and 61?

We will first find the prime factorization of 46 and 61. After we will calculate the factors of 46 and 61 and find the biggest common factor number .

Step-1: Prime Factorization of 46

Prime factors of 46 are 2, 23. Prime factorization of 46 in exponential form is:

46 = 21 × 231

Step-2: Prime Factorization of 61

Prime factors of 61 are 61. Prime factorization of 61 in exponential form is:

61 = 611

Step-3: Factors of 46

List of positive integer factors of 46 that divides 46 without a remainder.

1, 2, 23

Step-4: Factors of 61

List of positive integer factors of 61 that divides 46 without a remainder.

1

Final Step: Biggest Common Factor Number

We found the factors and prime factorization of 46 and 61. The biggest common factor number is the GCF number.
So the greatest common factor 46 and 61 is 1.

Also check out the Least Common Multiple of 46 and 61

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